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July 1980

Pleomorphic Adenoma Manifesting as Aural Polyp: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Wright State University School cf Medicine, Dayton, Ohio.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(7):440-441. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790310064017

• We report the sixth known case of a pleomorphic adenoma of the external auditory canal. It manifested as an aural polyp, and the diagnosis was made only after microscopic pathologic examination. Complete removal was accomplished after a total parotidectomy (with preservation of the facial nerve) provided access to the parapharyngeal space surrounding the internal carotid artery, where it is postulated that the tumor originated. A thorough knowledge of the developmental anatomy of this area greatly enhances operative success.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:440-441, 1980)